- A year ago a man, Tunde Onakoya, took a little boy who always picked scraps from a slum in Ikorodu off the street
- Months after he enrolled the kid in school, he was awarded a certificate of excellence for his mathematical brilliance
- Many were amazed at how the child's life completely transformed, saying it is a good example of how opportunities can change lives
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Remember the kid whose emotional story of how he was saved from the street by Tunde Onakoya, the convener of Chess in the Slum, and enrolled in school went viral?
That same young boy has shown that all some people need in life is a helping hand and they would be successful. The kid was given an award for his mathematics prowess in school.
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From the slum to greatness
Posted by @mrmadolka, one of the officials of the chess initiative, he labelled the boy a mathematics genius.
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Nigerians thronged the comment section to celebrate the boy and talk about how he turned out well in life.
See the post below:
Congratulations to him
At the time of writing this report, the post has got over 12,000 likes with hundreds of comments.
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the reactions below:
"So this little kid that was roaming around picking scraps without any help is a math genius.. thank God you located him."
"Talent is universally distributed opportunity isn't."
"So the little kid that was roaming picking up scraps was a math genius... Life's so unfair!"
"Wow! Congratulations to him, God bless you both."
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"Thank God for this, imagine the destiny that would have been wasted."
"All some people lack are opportunities. This kid is a clear example. May he grow up to be great."
Young man who worked hard to go to school
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a young man, Maduadichie Cyprian, looked back at all the hard times he has faced and he is grateful for his new win.
Sharing photos of his signing-out day on Facebook to celebrate his graduation, the man said that he always cried whenever his hard time photos came to sight.
One of the snaps he shared showed him working as a labourer on a construction site. In another one, he could be seen processing palm oil at a factory just to make ends meet.
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